Writer coaching at The Novelry
Our book writing coaches are published authors who enjoy working with aspiring authors. They have hit the bestseller lists and been nominated for and won famous awards. Between them, they have experience across the full range of all genres of fiction and memoir. Based in the USA, Canada and the UK, they coach online worldwide to a structured program designed to help writers become published authors.
Our coaches have been hand-picked for The Novelry because they are exceptionally gifted mentors: warm and personable. They are trained in our Positive Coaching Method. Our one-on-one writer mentoring program is a big part of the reason we’re the world’s best-loved creative writing school.
The program provides tailored coaching and your coach will work with you in 45-minute sessions live and online to help develop your story and keep you on track with your writing. The coaching program is structured around your unique ambitions and writing goals. Our focus is 100% on you.
The coaching program operates in all time zones, catering to writers from all over the world. You can arrange your personal online coaching sessions at times that are convenient to you.
As a student writer, you can access the entire team of writing coaches, allowing you to switch and swap according to your needs as your story evolves, or to benefit from the special expertise of one coach. Our behind-the-scenes systems mean that we track and follow your progress and pool our knowledge so when you meet, each and every coach will be familiar with your story so far.
The coaching team works in close collaboration with the editorial team, consulting them regularly on your storyline behind the scenes. Our students receive the latest publishing industry advice every step of the way. Your success story is at the heart of our program.
‘The ability to chat with authors and editors, who I feel really care about my writing success, is what makes The Novelry so special.’
Published books from our coaches and editors
New York Times, USA Today and Sunday Times bestselling and award-winning authors who have published books with the major publishing houses worldwide.
Based in the USA, Canada and the UK, our team offer coaching sessions for all time zones worldwide. You’ll find your sessions with your writing coach are fun, lively and inspiring. Your writing coach at The Novelry will be cheering you on every step of the way, as you tick off your writing goals, develop your skills, and follow in their footsteps to achieve your ambition to get a book deal.
Our coaches have been trained in our Positive Coaching Method ™, and our one-on-one writer mentoring program is a big part of the reason we’re the world’s best-loved creative writing school.
We help you grow as a writer and build your confidence. We’ll shine a light on what’s working and help you solve problems. We get far better results this way.
Choose the right course for you, and we'll take great care of you and your book-in-waiting.
An aspiring writer will do better learning from an experienced writer who has navigated the publishing industry successfully, someone with a proven track record in the literary world and the publishing industry. Ideally, someone who has been published more than once and is currently published too.
A good mentor is someone who loves learning and who understands that they too, as a writer, are always learning; that way the one-on-one mentoring relationship becomes a fulfilling and exciting experience. A good mentor should be open to new ideas and the feedback that flows naturally both ways.
To choose yours, consider the writing coach’s books. Have a read of some sample chapters online. Have they been published recently? Have they got teaching experience? Do they belong to any professional bodies or organizations? The reputation of their network or the company they represent keeps you safe. Ideally they belong to a highly-rated writing community that respects them for their ability to work generously with other writers.
What makes a good mentor?
An aspiring writer will want to consider a potential writing mentor carefully to choose an experienced writer who has navigated the publishing industry successfully, with a proven track record, who has standing and recognition in the literary world and the publishing industry.
A good mentor is someone who loves learning and who understands that they too, as a writer, are always learning; that way the one-on-one mentoring relationship becomes a mutually fulfilling and exciting experience, open to new ideas and feedback that flows naturally both ways.
To choose your potential coach, consider the writing coach’s work. Have they been published recently? Do they write in a similar genre? Do they understand the book publishing process? Have they got teaching experience? Do they belong to professional organisations? That they belong to a writing community and are willing and able to work generously with other writers is an important test.
Coaching to finish your novel
‘I found The Novelry at a time when I was ready to give up. I was feeling very low on confidence and knew I’d be my own worst enemy if left to my own devices. The sessions with Emylia, my writing coach, were a real highlight – she always made me feel like she genuinely cared about my novel, and I was constantly amazed at the way she engaged with the story and the creative suggestions she brought forward. The sessions kept me on track and helped me work through plot kinks along the way and I felt like I had a real champion through the whole process.’
— Becky Hunter, now with a major two-book publishing contract in the USA and the UK